Designer Mak Tumang shows Catriona Gray’s sampaguita-inspired homecoming gown

Designer Mak Tumang has shared photos of the Sampaguita-inspired gown that Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will wear for her homecoming parade on Thursday, February 21.

Mak shared the following photos on Facebook.

The post has a caption:

SAMPAGUITA: A Promise Fulfilled

The Sampaguita; also known as Philippine Jasmine, is the national flower of our beautiful country – the Philippines. Legend has it that its etymology was derived from the Filipino words “sumpa kita” which mean ‘I promise you.’ This ornamental flower is an inherent part of our landscape since time immemorial. Interestingly, this flower has a lot to do with the concept of ‘Coming Home’. You know you are home when its distinct sweet and aromatic fragrance tickles your olfactory sense. Moreover, the flowers are usually slung and made into leis which are used to welcome dignitaries or are being peddled in front of churches so as to become offerings. Ergo, it is but fitting that we welcome our Queen with Sampaguitas adorned with Anahaw – our national leaf. Catriona will wear this Philippine Terno which is a “Callado” (similar to Piña Barong) embroidered gown with stylized Panuelo and Mariposa sleeves. Welcome home Catriona! Thank you for the fulfilled promise of making the Filipino people proud! Mabuhay!

The gown looks super awesome!

Mak is also the designer behind Catriona’s epic gown that she wore during the finals of Binibining Pilipinas competition where she won as Miss Universe. He also made the coral jumpsuit that Catriona donned during her first day of homecoming.

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